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Today's Opinions

  • Superstars

    Sitting on the gym floor during a school board meeting at A.C. Glasscock Elementary School Tuesday night of last week, I had to choke back tears as I stared through the viewfinder of my camera.

    I tried using my camera as a shield so that no one could see my eyes swelling up with tears. I bit my lip hoping I could stop the water works from flowing.

    But, I failed miserably. I sat there, crouched on the gym floor with tears practically streaming down my face.

    Why on earth was I crying during a school board meeting, you might ask?

  • It's good to have land

    If everything goes as planned, Marion County will be home to a new state forest some time next year.

    For more than two years, officials with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and the state Division of Forestry have been working to acquire an estimated 1,700 acres of property.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has agreed to be a partner in what has been estimated to be a $2.4 million project, and the county's contribution toward the project is just $100,000, which will mostly, if not entirely, come through in-kind contributions.

  • Flame on!

    Fighting fires is not for everybody.

    It's frightening work - not to mention sweltering and exhausting. Oh, and did we mention deadly?

    But, this past weekend we got an up-close and personal look at what firefighters do when they respond to a house fire. Editor/General Manager Stevie Lowery attended a live burn exercise Sunday morning, which was just a portion of the Marion County Fire School that took place this past weekend.

  • Some old things and something new

    Today's edition marks the beginning of what we hope will become a regular feature.

    With all due respect to Fred Rogers, we have started something we have dubbed "People in Your Neighborhood."

    Our intent is for this to be a different kind of feature for our newspaper, and a new way to point the spotlight on some interesting people in our community.

    Sometimes we get so caught up in covering local government, community events and, yes, crime (or at least accusations of crime) that we miss some of the wonderful people living right next door.

  • Thieves invade handbag heaven

    It all started with a purse.

    A very, very expensive purse named "Stevie."

    No, really, I'm serious. The very, very expensive purse's name - or its design rather - was "Stevie."

    So, obviously, it was the perfect gift for my twin sister to surprise me with on our 30th birthday. You see, I had never been the "expensive purse" type. Give me a cheap handbag from one of our local department stores (or should I say our only department store) and I was good to go. That is, before I was introduced to "Stevie."

  • A flurry of activity

    There was a whole lot to cheer about all over Marion County this past weekend.

    Friday afternoon and evening, thousands of runners trekked through the county - from Maker’s Mark Distillery to Falcon Crest, across the Marion County Veterans Memorial Highway, through Lebanon, up Short Line Pike and onto other adventures - as part of the inaugural Bourbon Chase.

    Sunday, hundreds of ATV and motorcycle riders and hundreds and hundreds of spectators visited a farm south of Bradfordsville for the Rolling Fork Run.

  • A flurry of activity

    There was a whole lot to cheer about all over Marion County this past weekend.

    Friday afternoon and evening, thousands of runners trekked through the county - from Maker’s Mark Distillery to Falcon Crest, across the Marion County Veterans Memorial Highway, through Lebanon, up Short Line Pike and onto other adventures - as part of the inaugural Bourbon Chase.

    Sunday, hundreds of ATV and motorcycle riders and hundreds and hundreds of spectators visited a farm south of Bradfordsville for the Rolling Fork Run.

  • Birds of a feather annoy together

    Why are they doing this? Why are they doing this? They said when you got here, the whole thing started. Who are you? What are you? Where did you come from? I think you're the cause of all this. I think you're evil! EVIL!